"About the Artist”
Y'vonne Page-Magnus originally from Philadelphia love the Arts and, acquired an Associates Degree in Fashion Design Technology in Philadelphia. After studying french and taking several art classes at 'Community College of Philadelphia,' Y'vonne had a strong desire to live in Europe. While there she completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at 'AIU' London in England. After graduating Y'vonne returned to the U.S. to pursue another dream, to live in New York. Happily exploring Y'vonne became fully inspired by all the semi-precious stone boutiques. Longing for London she joined partner Max and they launched 'Von & Magnus' a Limited Corporation jewelry Company in the U.K. Dedicated leaders at 'Elshadai International Christian Center-London', now 'Relentless Global' learned how to operate in the favor of God. They soon captured the attention of the Late 'Jill Strieder,' Fashion Icon and, Director of 'Fenwick's' of Bond' Street. 'Von & Magnus' was signed on almost immediately with a concession located on the first floor next to 'Gerrard Darrell.' "Fenwick's will always be the birth place of ‘Design-Your-Own-Jewelry’ formally known as ‘Von & Magnus' no matter where we go." While there Y'vonne Page-Magnus was able to create a client base and a strong following of the brand. When she introduced the 'Restringing Service' and received a write-up in the 'London Times' the little quintessential Company took-off. Celebrities began using the services such as, 'Nina Garcia' from 'Project Runway' and, the editor of 'British Vogue.' Making several buying trips to Paris and sourcing the most gorgeous of stones in 'Rue de Temple.' 'Von & Magnus' was soon picked up by then owner 'Mohammed Al Fayed's 'Harrods' department store in 'Knightsbridge' located in the designer jewelry department. Sleep deprived, long retail hours and, just six employees 'Von & Magnus' was able to manage both concessions successfully!
After a successful stretch in both locations, Y'vonne and Max relocated to Philadelphia for heavy family commitments inevitably staying after the birth of their beautiful son Maximillien. 'Von & Magnus’ now 'Design-Your-Own-Jewelry' relaunched on October 1, 2016, at the 'Fareway' in 'Chestnut Hill.
Y'vonne is currently working full steam ahead to rebuild the brand back to its former glory and beyond. This amazing niche Company is packed with excitement and, opportunity! You can now find Y'vonne teaching and, doing Pop-Ups at various boutiques, schools, festivals and, Art Centers in the US. To track where she will be next Click on "Pop-Ups & Collaborations" or, follow her on Social Media!
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